Exciting Promotional Ideas for Mardi Gras

The count down for the big fat holiday event of Mardi gras is on.

Falling on the  1st of March , Mardi gras is all about fun, food and frolic. So, there’s no reason your sales shouldn’t be fatter than Fat Tuesday fare! Mardi Gras is an annual event filled with casual vibes, dance, revelry, colorful costumes and so much more. Make sure that your Mardi Gras promotional items complement the fun and are sure to be on target.

 It starts on Fat Tuesday, which happens to be the final day before the beginning of the 40 days of Lent.  So, everyone gets a reason to celebrate one more time before the atonement starts.  Mardi gras is all about platters of food, pitches of beer, heaps of beads and bright lights.   And, hence for marketers it is the time to come up with some exceptional  Mardi Gras promotional items!   

Here are some tips that will get you definitely inspired during  Mardi Gras  and will even make your brand part of the masquerade fun and Bourbon Street action.

Parade handouts

As parades and balls set the center stage of the celebration of Mardi Gras in New Orleans, think of interesting custom handouts like masks, beaded wine glasses and fun accessories that will add a fun element to the festivities.


Celebrate the colors of Mardi Gras of purple, green, and yellow or gold by handing out hats, sunglasses and any other gift item that you choose.

What Are the Best Mardi Gras Marketing Ideas?

Nobody can resist a party. So, why not make your brand part of the fun and good spirits of the Mardi Gras holiday by handing out appropriate giveaways. From cookies to plastic beads and temporary tattoo, you can indeed find a lot of interesting handouts. You can even plan a masquerade party for employees and special clients; after all, it is a perfect time to share good cheer.  Further, nothing says Mardi Gras like food and beverages. So, offer sausage trolls, chocolate , cheese and more of it to complement the tradition of this festival.

Gift with purchase

Offer a gift with purchase for your customers. Think of cost-effective, fun handouts that go well with the theme of the holiday, and your company.

Organize a Parade

Host a Mardi Gras parade of your own in your locality and complete the fun by  organizing fun contest  and vote on the best costumes, beads, or  masks.

Mailer gifts

Get the Mardi Gras fun soar by sending discount mailers along with light weight direct mailer gifts like pens, can coolers  or magnets . These giveaways will easily draw your customers closer to your brand and get them feel festive about your business.

Need more tips? Reach out to our friendly team for inspiration